Rakesh Asthana takes charge as interim CBI director


New Delhi, Dec 2, 2016: As incumbent Anil Sinha tenure ended today, Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana has been assigned as an additional charge for the post of Director, Central Bureau of Investigation.

It is the first time in last 10 years that no new CBI chief has been named to succeed an incumbent. Sinha completed his two-year tenure on Friday.

“The competent authority has approved assignment of additional charge of the post of Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), to Rakesh Asthana, IPS, Additional Director, CBI with effect from the date of relinquishment of charge by Anil Kumar Sinha, IPS on completion of his tenure with immediate effect and until further orders,” said an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training.

 Wefornews Bureau

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